From the Chinese Studies section of the ISU World Languages & Cultures website: "The Chinese Studies Program offers language courses from elementary through advanced levels and interdisciplinary courses on contemporary Chinese literature, culture and film."
This guide is designed to help you locate information on Chinese literature and culture in the form of print and electronic books (including but not limited to dictionaries), journal articles (online and full text whenever possible), and reliable websites.
The ALA* Guide to Researching Modern China is a great source for getting started with your research on Chinese culture.
From the publisher's description: "As China has evolved into an economic superpower, interest in the nation's culture and current place in the world has skyrocketed; China Studies are now taught in almost every college or university in the U.S., not to mention in many junior high and high schools. Covering modern China, not just Chinese culture from an historical perspective, this important new book fills a sizeable gap in the literature. Ye offers a research guide that goes beyond a mere list of print resources to reflect the predominant role of digital resources in the changing landscape of scholarly research, teaching critical information literacy concepts and skills in the field of China Studies by Sketching in basic facts and figures of Chinese history and culture from antiquity to the present Detailing key English- and Chinese-language resources in literature, government, statistics, art, film, history, philosophy, religion, economics, law, politics, and more Offering strategies for finding research sources like articles and dissertations, as well as primary sources such as government documents and archives Including guidance on how to acquire print and electronic resources in Chinese This richly detailed, up-to-date work will guide researchers at all levels to the most important resources in the field of Modern China Studies."
*ALA = American Library Association